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, and the inauguration ball. that will be all right here on cnn as president barack obama is inaugurated for a second time. i can't wait. >>> good evening, everyone. a big night tonight as washington gets ready for an even bigger day tomorrow, as many as 800,000 people expected. tomorrow morning, president obama will make the journey from the white house to this end of pennsylvania avenue up here to capitol hill. then at noon he'll rest one hand on a pair of historic bibles and be sworn in. he'll address the world and be welcomed into the history books. for the first time in a long time, the first time since the ronald reagan second inauguration, it will all be a formality. that's because it happened on the 21st but law requires the presidents and vice presidents be sworn in on the 20th. so today, the 20th, in two quiet ceremonies they were. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >>
of president obama's inauguration starting tomorrow on "today." that's all for today. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >>> president obama takes the oath of office for the second time at the white house. good afternoon to you, i'm craig melvin and you are watching msnbc, the place for politics, and this is how president obama's second term started earlier today. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> i, barack hussein obama, do s solemnly swear -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> will protect and preserve and defend the constitution of the united states. >> will protect and preserve the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >>> we have team coverage of the 57th presidential inauguration, and luke russert is with us on the washington mall, but we start with peter alexander on the north lawn of the white hous
. >>> an historic second term begins. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> now, the stage is set for a day long party in the nation's capitol. we'll take you behind the scenes of the last minute preparation. for the president's speech. the parade, the balls and the tone being set for the battles ahead. >> i say to you, the challenges we face are real. but know this america, they will be met. >> this is cnn's coverage of the presidential inauguration. from the first salute to the last dance. a very vided nation comes together for a celebration of democracy. >> and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. ♪ >>> we're live on the national mall, good evening, everyone, i'm anderson cooper. the lead band leading off the parade is going to be from grambling state university louisiana. they lead off our coverage, take it away, guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer here on the
love president obama, i love his choice in his partner, michelle obama. and i love what he has done for all the education. >> you're all about education? >> i am all about education, and woman's rights. >> and women's rights? >> yes. >> this is something that is not as serious, what do you think of the first lady's new hairdo? >> i haven't seen it yet, but i'm dying to see it monday. i'm going to be at the ball. >> are you really? >> yes, i am. >> where are you guys from back here? >> dallas, texas. >> you are from kentucky, did you come just for the inauguration? why are you here? >> i'm an obama fan obviously. >> what do you like about president obama? >> can't really say right now, i don't know. >> yeah? >> well, listen, we are so happy that you guys are here. we thank you for joining us and for being with cnn. thank you so much, have a great time and stay warm. that is it for me, now it is time for "the situation room" and mr. wolf blitzer. don, thank you very much, happening now we're live here on the national mall right here in washington, d.c. where the inauguration weekend i
's ball. this is one of the two inaugural balls for president obama, and you see the first lady there, jennifer hudson is singing, and a nice dance. they've been dancing the last few minutes. it looks like they're just wrapping up. they got to this ball about 20 minutes ago. it's the commander in chief's ball, open to anyone in the military, of course with an invitation, it's open for you. let's listen in briefly to the president and the first lady. ♪ >> a wonderful day and an amazing evening for both of them, and it's been a long day for them. and from this commander in chief's ball head out to the gnawi inaugural ball, the second of the evening, and our own political analyst larry gerston will be at that ball. the inauguration of president obama on this martin luther king day. now mr. obama sworn into office, as you know, for the second time and speaking to the nation with about his future. >> it is now our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers begin. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. >>
. today, as he kicks off his inauguration weekend, president obama was given a great present by the vix. this is the present that vix gave to barack obama today to celebrate his inauguration as a second-term president of the united states. look. happy inauguration, mr. president. things are kind of okay. in fact, today's low vix is the lowest vix since the spring of 2007. that's vix going down. vix is low. fear is low. also for the record, the dow jones hit a five-year high today. maze mazletov mr. president. eric cantore telling the world, quote, next week we will authorize a three-month temporary debt ceiling increase. that was the announcement from the majority leader of the house republicans announcing they are giving up on what they had been saying for months was their plan, to not approve an increase in the debt ceiling to thereby push the country again into a self-imposed economic crisis and threat of defaulting on our national debt and all the panic we know that causes because they did it before in 2011. and eric cantore announced today they are not going to do that again even t
before inauguration day and the "news nation" following president obama's approval rating, higher than most of his first year. our latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows the approval rating at 52% but despite the number our first read team notes, quote, the president faces an american public that remains in a funk as the president spends a low-key day at the white house, the new official portrait is unveiled. the president is smiling more but there is a lot more gray and inauguration weekend in washington kicks off tonight with pre-inaugural balls. many of those for charity and then tomorrow a national day of service. there will be a service summit on the national mall followed by a children's concert hosted by the first lady and dr. jill biden. sunday, president obama will take part in a private swearing-in at the white house. an the date mandated by the constitution. monday, he'll take the oath of office at the capitol followed his inaugural address and then the parade and a night of balls. joining me now, political panel, chicago sun times washington bureau chief, lynn swe
followed by a children's concert hosted by the first lady and dr. jill biden. sunday, president obama will take part in a private swearing-in at the white house. an the date mandated by the constitution. monday, he'll take the oath of office at the capitol followed his inaugural address and then the parade and a night of balls. joining me now, political panel, chicago sun times washington bureau chief, lynn sweet and columnist zachary carabel and strategist and contributor keith boykin. bottom line is why you count today is you're on the "news nation." lynn, let's start with you with breaking news. republicans wrapped up the three-day retreat and house republicans indicated they're ready to extend or temporary three-month debt limit increase to give the senate and house time to pass a budget. the white house responded to the news telling nbc that it's a terrible way to run the country, basically kicking situation down the can and reiterated the president's creation of self imposed deadlines but the bottom line some analysts see this as a caving in by house republicans to give this ext
, for the first time since james monroe followed james madison and thomas jefferson, barack obama follows bill clinton and george w. bush as the third consecutive two-term president. when he takes the oath of office for the second time in the last 24 hours. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> that makes a total of four oaths of office. today east ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable o
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> it is official, president barack obama has begun his second term, a quiet and intimate start to the next four years ahead of tomorrow's very public ceremony. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm laura evans. >>> we begin tonight with the reason at least half a million people are in the district this weekend, president obama's second inauguration. it is an event that expanded into a weekend full of exciting festivities. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom with a rundown on today's events. >> a smaller crowd is expected for tomorrow's public swearing in than the one four years ago when barack obama took office for the first term. even though it's the second time around for the president and his supporters some of those planning to attend say it still feels fresh and new and most importantly, historic. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear -- >> president obama's second term officially began at noon today when he took the oath of office in a private white house ceremony. it's the public ceremony on the west front of the capitol monday that lur
hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> now, the stage is set for a day long party in the nation's capit capitol. we'll take you behind the scenes of the last minute preparation. for the president's speech. the parade, the balls and the tone being set for the battles ahead. >> i say to you, the challenges we face are real. but know this america, they will be met. >> this is cnn's coverage of the presidential inauguration. from the first salute to the last dance. a very vided nation comes together for a celebration of democracy. >> and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. ♪ >>> we're live on the national mall, good evening, everyone, i'm anderson cooper. the lead band leading off the parade is going to be from grambling state university louisiana. they lead off our coverage, take it away, guys. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >>> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer here on the national mall in washington, d.
on cbs 5. remember that. >>> meanwhile, big time in washington, d.c. as president barack obama officially begins his second term. and he is going to be sworn in just before 9:00 a.m. pacific time today. the public swearing in is tomorrow. >> according to a new york times poll, he heads into the second term with an approval rating of 51%. 10 months ago, it was 41%, the lowest of his presidency. the highest rating was 68% in april of 2009. and about 90 minute, he will take the oath of office for his second term. it's going to happen in front of a small gathering at the white house blue room. and tomorrow, the swearing in will be reenacted outdoors. we are in washington, d.c. with more on what's ahead. >> reporter: with the national day of service behind us, preparations are underway for here in washington, d.c. for the official swearing in. president barack obama's official swearing in will happen today as wills have biden's. both ceremonies will be small and private. by law, they have to happen on january 20th. and that means that the inau
in the district, you could feel the excitement that surrounded president obama's inauguration. several superstars are in the area to orm. fox 5's lauren demarco joins us with more on the star-studded event. hi lauren. >> the official title, the kid's inauguration. it honors military families and tonight, there was an a- list lineup of performers. hundreds of kids from u.s. military families and d.c. area public schools treated to a special show. >> what are you excited for tonight? >> katy perry. ♪ [ music ] >> usher kicked off the kids inaugural concert. mindless behavior, members of the cast of the hit fox series, "glee," and katy perry rocked the stage. along with the singing and dancing, some of the kids excited to see the first lady in person. >> it's a really cool experience. >> i'm excited to see what the first lady is going to wear. >> that will be awesome. >> what about sash a&m alia? >> yeah. >> my very favorite part of this entire weekend is being right here with all of you. >> the first lady thanked all of the military families and had a special message for them. >> as
this hour with president obama officially getting for four more years. his first term is now over, one for the record books and second one is just now beginning. president sworn in for the second term by chief just john roberts. ed, this time went off without a hitch. >> reporter: four years a little bit of a hiccup when roberts couldn't quite remember the oath. he had tried to memorize it. this time he brought note cards. he got it right. the president was teased by one of his daughters about him getting it right, as well. this as you say was history. 16th president to win election to two consecutive terms and be sworn in. now, they have all the ceremonial swearings tomorrow. this more intimate friend in the blue room, family and close friends. amid all the constitutional moments there was also a light family moment where a dad got to talk to his daughter, take a listen. >> thank you sir. [ applause ] >> i did it. all right. thank you everybody. >> reporter: i did it, he said and sasha said you didn't mess up. vice president biden got to try this out first very early this morning. rea
york. the gop is still holding the american economy hostage, and president obama says they wouldn't collect a ransom. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a dead beat nation. >> the president draws a line in the sand for republicans. >> they will not collect a rans ranson in exchange for the economy. >> on whether republicans will actually listen. one month after sandy hook, the president says he has the vice president's gun recommendations. >> my starting point is not to worry about the politics. >> but will spineless republicans kill reform? one republican threatens impeachment if the president signs an executive order on guns. dan gross of the grady campaign is here regarding comments that the nra is gearing up to sell guns. and former secretary of state colin powell calls out republicans on race. >> there is also a dark vein of intolerance. >> dr. peterson joins me to discuss the republican response. good to have you with us tonight, folks, thank you for joining us. president obama took on the single g
taking pictures of their parents kissing. michelle obama's outfit was by tom brown. imagine these other designs by brown. instead of the obamas, it could have been the inauguration of the munsters. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >>> cute. okay. it turns out that the folks in ottawa actually do have a sense of humor. we misspoke earlier in the newsroom that a hockey fan was not actually thrown out of last night's senators florida panthers game. sportsnet reports the man was actually taken away so that refs could get some personal information to contact him in the future so it could be a money maker for him. our apologies to the ottawa senators. you do have a sense of humor. i'm carol docostello. i'm carol docostello. thank you for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> i'm ashleigh banfield. i want to take you live to the national cathedral in washington, d.c. the president and first lady michelle obama as well as the vice president are attending the national prayer service. this is a post-inauguration tradition that dates back to the days of george washington, a very importa
morning we'll have preparations for the big day and the biggest challenges facing president obama in his second term. today is the national day of service. it was founded as a day to celebrate dr. martin luther king jr. and to promote volunteerism. coming up later this hour, we'll tag along with vice president joe biden and jill biden on their event. and next hour, we'll see what the president and first lady are up to, as well. we have already been out here for hours this morning. but there is much more to come. we have reporters bringing you all the angles of the inauguration. our shannon travis is at the national day of service event where vice president biden is expected shortly. good morning to you. you're inside that big tent where organizers are meeting with the volunteers who will take part in today's communitywide events. do you know what we can expect the vice president to be tackling this morning? >> reporter: we can expect for the vice president to basically be joining in with this national call to service that hundreds of thousands potentially of other americans across the co
>>> good morning. i'm thomas roberts. topping our agenda today, president obama goes big and bold on gun control. this hour at the white house, the president will announce what's expected to be the most ambitious federal gun control program in decades. today's announcement brings together members of the law enforcement community and children, kids, who wrote to the president about gun control in the days after the sandy hook shooting in connecticut. nbc news has learned the proposals include universal background checks, bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and an aggressive prosecution of existing laws. in more than a dozen orders, the president could enact without the approval of congress. >> the fact is they've made the political decision to go big for what it's worth. >> today's a beginning. today is the beginning of what has to be an every day campaign. it has to be -- i said you have to take this way out into the country. he needs to go into red states and talk about this. he's got to get on the phone when he's on air force one. >> as the white house ramps up
excited, s.e.? >> i'm thrilled. the thrill is gone after four years. president obama about to change the tone in washington. unfortunately, d.c. is still tone deaf. >> i'm steve kornacki. we are taking you through our favorite inauguration moments today and since the footage of 1864 is a bit grainy, i go with something slightly more contemporary. >> i'm krystal ball, this is another historic event. what president's past, present and future can learn from it. >>> t-minus two days until president obama makes history again. on sunday, he'll be sworn in for a second term in the highest office in the land. but did you know obama will become the second president ever to take the oath of office four times? yeah. that's right. steve kornacki told me that. in 2009, he took it twice after chief justice roberts botched it the first time. good job, john. the president will again the lay hand on the bible, january 20th required by the constitution but since it's a sunday, the parades, balls and public swearing in, the fourth oath, pushed until monday the mlk holiday. such poetic justice, that. do
're watching cnn's special coverage of president barack obama's inaugural weekend. the crowd is out here. it's getting cooler. today it was warm. it was in the 50s. but it's getting cool at night. but that's not stopping the crowd from turning out. and we didn't think they would come out, because we thought it would be cold and they wouldn't be as enthused. but boy, they are. we're going to get to all of that in just a moment here on the national mall. but first, we want to get you up to speed on the news that's making headlines today here on cnn. and to breaking news, as a matter of fact. and the latest on the unfolding crisis in algeria. the hostage situation at a desert gas field appears to be over now. we're hearing reports from the algerian government that at least 23 foreign hostages and dozens of their captors have been killed. it's still not clear how many americans may have been held at the facility. >> with regard to the numbers of americans, we are still trying to get accurate information about just exactly how many americans were located there, and exactly what happened to them.
gathering to watch presidential barack obama to take the ceremonial oath of office. >> the big public events are tomorrow. the president, though, officially began his second term at noon today, six hours ago, on this, january 20th, as required, of course, by the united states constitution. chief justice john roberts administered the oath at the white house. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> congratulations, sir. >> tomorrow he's going to do it again in front of the capitol for all to see and followed by the parade. i really like how they coordinated their clothes today. >> they did coordinate their cloth
's national day of service. people all over the country are doing the same thing the obamas are doing right now, volunteering in their community on this martin luther king holiday weekend. this national day of service going on here on the national mall where the president is -- it's an elementary school. >> it is an elementary school here in washington. i believe he's doing a little bit similar to his service project last time around four years ago because i believe he had a paint brush in his hand that time. but it looks like he's helping -- what i've seen so far, helping to complete an overhaul of a school in washington, d.c. he has some very good volunteers. i believe they are with city year and they're working to, you know, maybe do a little painting, a little varnishing of a bookcase, john. >> it is the burrville elementary school in northeast washington there. i have to say mrs. obama sporting a little more form than the president painting that bookcase. >> she also has a pair of gloves. maybe he's worried about getting dirty. we lost the shot. that's okay. a lot going on today in the
. the public swearing in of president barack obama. the oath of office was administered today privately but the public event will draw hundreds of thousands to the national mall. we go to washington, d.c. tonight with events that attracted people from here in the bay area, christen? >> reporter: that is right. we already know this inauguration will be nowhere on the scale of the 1 in 2009. we are hearing that the crowd will be estimated at about 700,000. smaller than it was. the mall crowded with gates and security checkpoints as they prepare to make history again. >> reporter: president barack obama wrapped up the first day of his second term at a candlelight sell is pwraeugz in washington. >> after we celebrate let's make sure to work as hard as we can to pass on an america that is worthy not only of our past but of our future. >> reporter: just before noon president barack obama took the oath of office at the white house. >> reporter: the chief justice led the official swearing in. >> the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: it was
hagel's views about israel, iran women and gale rights. the other big story, will president obama trump congress and take executive action on guns? the white house official tells biden's recommendations including 19 that the president can act on by executive order alone. >> i'm confident there are some steps we can take that don't remember legislation, and that are within my authority as president, and where you get a step that has the. >>> "usa today" reporting that weighing tougher restrictions on gun control. >> this is people have to live through these tragedies after tragedy after tragedy. >>> in maryland governor o'malley announcing a controversial and then in delaware. jack martell is putting his weight behind a proposal to end the gun show loophole. >>> the nra under fire for releasing the new iphone app. yesterday. it eye lows players as young as 4-year-old to practice shooting at coven-shaped targets. >> how sick are these people running a great organization, a proud organization, how sick are these people that have command eared the nra and turned them into an extremist organ
. and he's taken the oath and now he's addressing america, president obama, and thousands swamp to capitol hill to hear what he has to say. we'll have a preview. >> steve: imagine being on the plane and the tires are out. and we'll tell you where and what happened coming up. >> brian: all right, this super bowl won't be about the quarterbacks, at least on the buildup, it will be about the coaches. they are brothers, who are just about a year apart. you do the math. talk about a family feud, they can have fun now, and go to battle in two weeks, because "fox & friends" starts right now. ♪ >> all right. live from new york city and washington d.c., it's inauguration day, 2013. four years ago when we were there, the temperature was in the mid 20's and we were on the roof of the museum and the wind chill was in the teens. right now in washington, it is cloudy and 35 degrees and it is much warmer as this president gets his second term on the -- as you can see from the pictures, on the west face of the capitol today at noon. >> gretchen: i think it's actually more chilly in this studio than it
standoff. back to washington, d.c. where are president obama is preparing to take the oath of office for a second term. it will happen in a small ceremony at the white house approximately two hours from now. carl cameron is live in washington, d.c. tell us why the official swearing in is today which is january 20 a sunday but we will see all of the pomp and circumstance in the event tomorrow. >> hi, martha. it is the constitution obviously that says that the inauguration and oath of office has to be taken on the 20th. 7 times in history today be the 7th it has fallen on a sunday and throughout history the powers that be in the constitutional government decided that we can postpone it until tomorrow. the vice president has already been formally sworn in. he took at oath of office at 8:21 this morning. small gathering of family. and later this afternoon the president will also be sworn in. it was supposed to happen at noon. it will happen a little bit earlier because of a scheduling conflict. turns out that associate justice of the supreme court sonia sotomayor who is going to give the
as you think it is and watching president obama yesterday it reminded me the 2010 setback he had, he overcame and got reelected. republicans shouldn't be too down about the loss in november. we got a quick chato quit chasi objects and i think we'll be okay. >> thank you for being with us. coming up tomorrow on "starting point" the president and creative director of just fab, kimora lee simmons will join us. >>> "cnn newsroom" with carol costello happening now. >> missed opportunity with the inauguration speech? sharp reaction to the president's inaugural speech. >>> then a night to remember. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half, and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> the first lady stepping out in ravishing red, a dashing dress by designer jason wu. we'll talk to him live later this hour. >>> arctic blast, dangerously cold air plunging south, bringing with it heavy snow and bone-chilling winds. this deadly 86-car pile-up, a scene of absolute chaos. >>> combat ready, prince harry on the front lines in afghanistan. >> our job is make sure the guys are safe on the ground. if it mea
. >>> and president obama will take the oath of office on the same bible that abraham lincoln used. we'll give you a close look at this extraordinary piece of american history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> let's begin this hour with the breaking news. algeria's official news agency has just announced the end of a rescue operation aimed at freeing hostages including americans held by islamic militants. u.s. government officials tell cnn that may not necessarily, though be the case. let's get straight to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence working this story for us. chris, be what is the very latest that you're hearing? >> wolf, the latest that we're getting from u.s. officials is that some americans may have escaped but some may still be held by those hostage takers and they are still seeing signs perhaps of some intermittent fighting suggesting that perhaps this isn't over yet. as the hostage situation stretched to a second day, u.s. officials scrambled to find a resolution and determine the state of the americans still in militant hands. >>
obama's second term will be held tomorrow, but this morning at 11:55 eastern time what he'll take, will the president of the united states, the official oath of office, in a private ceremony at the white house. peter doocy live in washington with the latest. >> and last night was the big kids inaugural ball at walter e washington convention center just up massachusetts avenue, as for the big stars that were there, usher performed the opening act and then far east movement, the gas of "glee" and katy perry there in red, white and blu lesser-known acts like mindless behavior, and the crowd was about a third the size of a similar event back in 2009. last night. roughly 5,000 people showed up. four years ago, there were 14,000 people, but the crowd was mostly made up of military families and school kids from chicago and the first lady made sure to let everyone in the audience know that just because the war in afghanistan is ending does not mean that the country will stop taking care of servicemen and women and their families. >> as these wars draw to an end, and we draw down our troop
in washington, d.c. president barack obama's second-term inauguration. we have a remarkable crowd here. some people coming as far as ireland to be with us. they're already drinking outside. >> it's very, very friendly crowd, i'll tell you that much. >> very friendly. >> now, as mandated by the constitution, the president was officially sworn in to office on january 20th, less than 24 hours ago. chief justice john roberts administered the oath during a private ceremony at the white house. unlike four years ago, they got it right this time on the first take. president obama's youngest daughter sasha offered her approval. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> thank you, sweetie. >> hey. thank you. >> good job, daddy. >> i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> so cute. >> didn't mess up. >> good girls. all right. so we've got the start of a new chapter for the 51-year-old president. >> you know, after a divided first four years in office, he starts anew. there's a lot of hope inside the white house and outside the whit
especially in london, now here in the u.s. and over in madrid. >>steve: president obama and the first lady taking center stage last night at the inaugural ball. the late-night details with judge mcelway. >> the president attended two inaugural balls including the commander in chief's ball. that was quite a gathering including some of the famed tuskegee airmen. enlisted advisors from all branches of the military, the head of veterans affairs. most importantly it included gold-star families, families who lost loved ones in the fighting in iraq and afghanistan and many wounded warriors. before the ball the president took time out to chat via satellite. >> i can tell you that you've got a room full of patriots here. and although i've got to admit that they are a little spiffied up right now, their heart and soul, their dedication, their sense of duty is at one with every single one of the folks in kandahar right now. >> the couple scaled back attending the military ball and the public ball open to 40,000 people willing to shell out $60 for a ticket. higher prices for sections upstairs. that pa
to speechless. >> president obama took the oath for his second term standing in front of the capital. >> i sol recommendly swear. >> he placed his hand on two bible. one belonging to abraham lincoln and the other to dr. king. >> it is our generation's task to carry on what those pioneers began? in his inaugural address the president gave vision. >> we are true to our creed when a little girl born into poverty knows she has the same chance to succeed as might be else. >> he touched on taxes, gun control and immigration. he urged cooperation in washington. >> congress requires us to act in our time. >> after the ceremony the president turned to take one last look at the view. later he signed documents nominating his cabinet members. senator majority leader harry reid toasted the president. the president thanked all in attendance. >> i recognize that democracy is not always easy. i recamiers there are profound differences in this room. but i just want to saw thank you for your service. >> the day concluded with a one and a half mile parade to the white
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